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Tanner Medical Center/East Alabama


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in East Alabama, together.

Work is underway to build the future of health care in Randolph County, with the new Tanner Medical Center/East Alabama in Wedowee.

The new hospital is being built on the Tanner/East Alabama campus on South Main Street in Wedowee, where much of the infrastructure to support a modern, state-of-the-art hospital facility is already in place, and where it will be convenient and accessible to residents throughout Randolph County.

The new hospital will be a more than 50,000-square-foot, three-story modern hospital facility, providing:

  • 24-hour emergency care
  • Critical care support
  • Inpatient and observation beds
  • A state-of-the-art surgical suite
  • Advanced diagnostic imaging services
  • And more

It will be the fifth hospital in the Tanner system, joining Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica, Higgins General Hospital in Bremen, Ga., and the inpatient behavioral health facility Willowbrooke at Tanner in Villa Rica.

Tanner has a long tradition of partnership with the Randolph County community. Two Tanner Medical Group practices — Woodland Family Healthcare and Tanner Primary Care of Wedowee — are located in Randolph County, and just a few short years ago, Tanner opened the Tanner/East Alabama medical office facility in Wedowee.

Construction of the hospital is being financed by a special 1 percent sales tax, approved by Randolph County voters in August 2015 by a vote of 4,775 to 778, with 86 percent of the county’s voters approving the 1 percent tax to fund construction of a new facility. The facility will be equipped, furnished and managed by Tanner Health System.

Officials broke ground on the facility in May 2016. The new hospital is expected to open in Fall 2017.


1032 South Main Street, Wedowee, AL 36278
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